Jeppe was the place to be with KES being hosted for the final game of the season for both schools. The place was absolutely packed with the attendance estimated at well over 10,000 people. The two matches prior to the main match already provided enough excitement and entertainment. The u/16 team of KES beating Jeppe in a exciting match 27 - 25 and the seccies provided as much excitement with Jeppe victorious with 13 - 11.
The first 20 minutes saw a ding dong battle with both teams showing their willingness to run with the ball. Surprisingly a few chances to convert from penalties was turned down in order to score the first try of the match. KES' backline somehow looked a bit one dimensional against the star studded attack from Jeppe.
After 20 minutes the wing, Manga scores and Simelane converts to make the score 7-0. Kennedy from KES converts a penalty shortly afterwards to make the score 7-3. Just before halftime KES was applying the pressure and score a try after a period of pressure on the Jeppy try line. The try was disallowed after the ref judged the last pass to be forward. From the subsequent scrum Simelane scored and converted his own try to see Jeppe leading 14 - 3 at half time.
At this stage Henry Wincus the prop from Jeppe was really turning on the pressure in the scrums against the KES youngsters. Jeppe was starting to control procedings with especially Simelane, Green and Dayimani the main stars. Simelane added a penalty conversion before Greene displayed some excellent footwork to send over no 6 for a converted try. With Jeppe leading 24 -3 everyone expected this to be the time that the floodgates would open. KES however had other ideas, Mills scored a beautifully worked try with the conversion by Mpeku making the score 24 - 10. Jeppe answered back almost immediately with a converted try. KES refused to lie down and the substitute Lwazi scored a converted try seven minutes before the final whistle.
The star of the day Hacjivah Dayimani had the final say with a try in the dying minutes. Jeppy the winners with 36 - 17. KES left Jeppe with the knowing that there is a next year. Feeling a bit more positive after the victory of their u/16 team.
Other results KES first:
Played 19 games, KES won 11 and lost 8.